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On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to make an appointment with a rather reasonable physician.
In advance of Thursday's critical Supreme Court ruling on the future of health care, Morgan introduced viewers to a doctor more concerned with patients, than politics:
"And what a remarkable physician he is – Doctor Russel Dohner. He's 87-years-old. And he's been serving the town of Rushville, Illinois since 1955."
He works every day, including the weekends, and has racked up more than six decades "of delivering babies, mending broken bones and writing prescriptions."
Appearing in his modest office, Dohner reveals:
"Even on Sunday, I felt like there'd be always somebody that was sick, so before I go to church, I would come here."
And while the good doctor does go to church, he does not go on vacation. For 67 years, he's never abandoned his practice or his patients, and his dedication has not gone unnoticed:
"My older sister had seizures and mom said after she'd have them she would kind of be out of it," shared patient Lynn Stambaugh. "He would come and sit at her crib all night."
There are no appointments for Doctor Dohner – his waiting room is exactly that. But his rates are very competitive. Five dollars for everyone:
"That's not the co-pay. That's the total amount. You heard me, five dollars," explained the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.
And while Dohner doesn't classify himself as a hero, Morgan disagrees, as "Only in America" might a man have such patience with his patients, offering good will for the ill:
"For him, health care isn't about partisan bickering or billable hours," the host added. "It's about healing. And that makes him a remarkable American."
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